I think if this week's butchering task had come with the ears on, it would have been the end of me....
Fortunately, this bunny was somewhat unrecognizable:
Thank god rabbits reproduce like...rabbits, because it is really popular here- like veal, I've seen it on almost every restaurant menu, including at the delicious Tegui, where they have a dish they describe as "compressed rabbit." Unappetizing translations aside, our rabbit dishes were pretty delicious... I made rabbit two ways: a creamy, anise liqueur-spiked rabbit stew with ravioli and a rabbit leg/paw stuffed w/ herbs and cheese.
The mise en place for the rabbit stew. Note pretty diamond-shaped veggies:
Bunny two ways: tasty but guaranteed to cause a coronary.